Name: Amir Ealey
Position: Defensive End
Hometown: Coatesville, Penn.
High School: Coatesville
2014 Stats: Amir was Class AAA First-Team as a senior at Coatesville.
2015 Projections: It seems highly likely he's going to see the field as part of the defensive end rotation, based on the updated depth chart and now... Ron Thompson's injury situation. If he can gain a little more weight, he could be an intriguing option on the edge for SU.
How'd He Get Here?: He said "thanks but no thanks" to a bunch of the usual suspects: Louisville, Maryland, North Carolina, Pitt, Rutgers, West Virginia and Virgina (among others).
What'd Recruiting Sites Say?: Threes all around!
Money Quote: From Gametime PA, talking to Ealey about playing with a sprained thumb last fall:
"I've been hearing a lot of stuff saying I'm not that good. I just wanted to prove them wrong. When players like us from Coatesville got adversity on our back, that's where we strive the most."
Links Of Wonder: In ESPN's ACC Blog's Syracuse season preview this fall, they named Amir as the "2015 signee to watch":
"Three-star Amir Ealey. The high school tight end and defensive end will play on the defensive side for the Orange at end where two seniors were lost to graduation. The 6-foot-4, 235-pound freshman from Pennsylvania should be a name seen on the field this season."
Tweets Of Wonder: Ealey's a pretty big dude for a freshman.
Last pic/tweet before camp tomorrow pic.twitter.com/XZrKxcwKz7— Amir Ealey (@mir_montana24) August 9, 2015
Shafer Tim Daoust Think Of Him?: From Syracuse.com last week:
"Daoust described Amir Ealey and Qaadir Sheppard as quick-twitch guys who have shown their speed off the snap."
Interesting Nugget O'Interest: Ealey played both ways in high school, and Maryland was interested in the athletic Pennsylvanian as a tight end.
Let's Get A Good Look Atcha: